BOND Lab – Winning Image in 2017 NCI Cancer Close Up Competition
This image will be one of only 24 winning images to be printed as a large digital transparency and prominently displayed on the NCI exhibit booth during the 2017 annual meetings of AACR and ASCO.
The image was obtained by Sangheon Han, Bioengineering Ph.D. graduate student from Rice, who carries out his research under mentorship of Konstantin Sokolov, Ph.D. in the Biomedical Optics & Nanodiagnostics (BOND) Lab. Sangheon captured this spectacular cancer-detecting nanoparticles image at the Immunology Optical Microscopy Laboratory (specializing in advanced fluorescence microscopy modes) with help of the Laboratory Manager, Anna Zal, M.Sc., and Scientific Director, Tomasz Zal, Ph.D.
This annual competition seeks spectacular images of cutting-edge NCI-supported research. This BOND Lab image will also be featured in NCI’s public image galleries (NCI Visuals Online and Instagram); shared through NCI's social media channels; and displayed on NCI's website, Cancer.gov.
Stafford Elected to AAPM Fellowship
Congratulations to Jason Stafford, Ph.D., for his election as Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
Fellow status is the highest grade of membership and is reserved to honor AAPM members who have made significant, long-standing contributions to the field and exhibited leadership and dedicated service. Stafford's Fellowship status recognizes his distinguished contributions to medical physics by his peers. The award will be presented at the awards ceremony and reception at the annual meeting of the AAPM in July.
Romero Aburto Receives Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
Congratulations to Rebeca Romero Aburto, Ph.D., for receiving a Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Annual Meeting.
The AACR administers this grant program with support from the National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Funds are awarded to meritorious minority scientists to allow participation at AACR Special Conferences and Annual Meetings. This prestigious award is intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research.
Romero Aburto is a T32 Cancer Nanotech Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Biomedical Optics & NanoDiagnostics (BOND) Lab with Konstantin Sokolov, Ph.D., and other BOND lab members. She is passionate about, and committed to, pursing a scientific career in the field of nanotechnology for cancer management.
More Imaging Physics Highlights
Dustin Gress became President of the Southwest Chapter of American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Kristy Brock is the recipient of a $1M UT System Faculty Science & Technology Acquisition & Retention Award.
Medical Physics graduate, Justin Mikell, receives the 2016 Aaron Blanchard Research Award in Medical Physics.
Siemens Prisma 3T, the most powerful clinical MRI scanner on the market, arrived for Jingfei Ma's research.
Medical Physics graduate student Sara Loupot awarded with George Stancel Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences.
Internationally recognized leader in medical physics, Kristy Brock, joins our faculty as a Professor.
Joshua Yung's accomplishments earned him a well-deserved promotion to Assistant Professor.
Congratulations to Dianna Cody for her election to become a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Congratulations to Jason Stafford for his recent promotion to Professor with tenure.
Jim Bankson earns the 2016 "Outstanding Teacher Award" at the ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting.